The RAZZIES -March 4/05
Nods For Worst Movie of the Year
By DAVID GERMAIN
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bad sequels and remakes tortured movie audiences last year, and they provided a smorgasbord for the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that pays heed to the worst in Hollywood.
Four of the five worst-picture nominees for the Razzies were sequels or remakes, led by ``Son of the Mask,'' which had eight nominations Monday, including worst actor for Jamie Kennedy and supporting actor for Alan Cumming and Bob Hoskins.
The other worst-picture contenders were Rob Schneider's sequel "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo,'' Jenny McCarthy's raunchy romance "Dirty Love,'' the TV update "The Dukes of Hazzard'' and the horror remake "House of Wax.''
Razzies will be announced March 4, the day before the Oscars.
Tom Cruise earned three Razzie nominations, as worst actor for "War of the Worlds'' and two of the five slots in a new Razzies category for most tiresome tabloid targets. Cruise was nominated there for his anti-psychiatry rant and for his very public romance with Katie Holmes.
"He had been a very private person up until this past year,'' said Razzies founder John Wilson. "It certainly was a bizarre turn in terms of how he handles his personal life and the access that he gave the media to himself. The endless posing on the red carpet and just smooching like they were on the couch at home.''
"Son of the Mask,'' a flop that starred Kennedy as a new father whose son is born with the shape-shifting powers showcased in Jim Carrey's original 1994 movie, was an early Razzies favorite when it came out nearly a year ago. As Wilson was preparing for last year's Razzies ceremony, his family went to see "Son of the Mask.''
'I was working on the script for last year's show, and they got home and my son stuck his head in the door and said, "Dad, we've got one for next year,''' Wilson said.
Besides Cruise and Kennedy, worst-actor nominees were Will Ferrell for "Bewitched'' and "Kicking & Screaming,'' The Rock for 'Doom'' and Schneider for "Deuce Bigalow.''
McCarthy earned three nominations for "Dirty Love,'' for worst actress, screenplay and screen couple (she and "anyone dumb enough to befriend or date her'').
Her worst-actress competitors: Jessica Alba for 'Fantastic Four'' and "Into the Blue,'' Hilary Duff for "Cheaper by the Dozen 2'' and 'The Perfect Man,'' Jennifer Lopez for "Monster-in-Law'' and Tara Reid for "Alone in the Dark.''
Paris Hilton received two nominations, worst supporting actress for "House of Wax'' and most tiresome tabloid target. Holmes also was nominated for worst supporting actress for "Batman Begins,'' along with Carmen Electra for "Dirty Love'' and the Simpson sisters, Jessica for "The Dukes of Hazzard'' and Ashlee for "Undiscovered.''
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Winners - 2006
2006 RAZZIES ANNOUNCED
First Look Pictures
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (Sony/Columbia)
Worst Supporting Actor:
Star Wars III: No Sith, He's Supposed to be Darth Vader Fox)
Worst Supporting Actress:
House Of Whacks (Warner Bros.)
Worst Screen Couple:
Will Ferrell & Nicole Kidman
Worst Remake Or Sequel:
Son Of The Mask
New Line Cinema
Dirty Love, Written by Jenny McCarthy
John Asher / Dirty Love
Most Tiresome Tabloid Targets:New Category, Saluting the Celebs We're ALL Sick & Tired Of!)
Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Oprah Winfrey's Couch,
The Eiffel Tower & "Tom's Baby"
"Wins" per Picture:
Dirty Love — 4 "Wins":
Worst Picture, Worst Actress,
Worst Director, Worst Screenplay
One Award Each:
Bewitched (Worst Screen Couple)
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
House Of Wax (Worst Supporting Actress)
Son Of The Mask (Worst Remake or Sequel)
Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
(Worst Supporting Actor)
>>>>>>>> Press Release <<<<<<<<
Tom Cruise Beats 4 Others (Including Himself) to Be RAZZIES©’ Most Tiresome Tabloid Target of 2005
In the newest category at this year’s 26th Annual RAZZIE® Awards, mega-star Tom Cruise found himself in a lose/lose situation: Competing for Most Tiresome Tabloid Target, his Anti-Psychiatry Rant lost out to his own antics with fiancé Katie Holmes to “win” the first RAZZIE® ever awarded for off-screen behavior. In addition to himself, in this category Cruise took on “The Simpsons” (Ashlee, Jessica and Nick), bratty new mom Britney Spears, and notorious air-headed heiress Paris Hilton. Perhaps the only way Cruise might have lost this competition is if “All of the Above” had been offered as a voting option.
In the annual categories that have been part of The RAZZIES® sine 1980, G.R.A.F. voters proved that Academy members aren’t the only ones who can spot a small, worthy title among better known but less deserving films. They bestowed four of their top dis-honors on a little stinker that no one but they even seem to know existed. Written by and starring former Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy, DIRTY LOVE took gold-spray-painted statuettes for McCarthy’s work as both Worst Actress and Worst Screenplay, as well as copping Worst Director for McCarthy’s former husband John Asher at Saturday’s mock movie awards show in Hollywood. Described in the ceremonies as “the bastard child that might have resulted had John Derek, the RAZZIE® winning writer/director of BOLERO and Tom Green, the RAZZIE® winning writer/director of FREDDY GOT FINGERED, spent a winter together tending sheep on BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN,” LOVE also became the second-lowest-grossing Worst Picture “winner” in RAZZIE® history, with a total worldwide take of…$58,116.
Others taking their lumps with a sense of humor in this year’s Oscar parody included: Rob Schneider as Worst Actor playing the title role of DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO; Hayden Christensen, taking his second Worst Supporting Actor RAZZIE® for portraying the same character (“Darth Vader as a Back Street Boy gone bad”) in STAR WARS, EPISODE III: WHO GIVES A SITH; Paris Hilton as Worst Supporting Actress for her frequently cheered death scene in HOUSE OF WHACKS; The Jim-Carrey-free follow-up SON OF THE MASK as Worst Remake or Sequel; and Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman, for their less-than-bewitching chemistry in BEWITCHED, as Worst Screen Couple. A complete list of “winners” in included with this press release.
“Winners” were determined by mailing ballots to about 750 film professionals, film journalists and film fans from 41 U.S. states and 15 foreign countries. The RAZZIE® Award itself is an intentionally cheapjack tchotchke featuring a golf-ball-sized, handcrafted RAZZberry atop a mangled Super 8 film reel that’s spray-painted gold and has an estimated street value of $4.97. The RAZZIES were created in 1980 by John Wilson, author of THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. This year’s RAZZIE ceremonies were held at the historic Ivar Theatre in Hollywood, the new traditional 24 hours BEFORE the Oscars®.
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